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Husband Decides to Divorce New Wife on Wedding Night

She reportedly wouldn't get off her phone

(Newser) - The honeymoon did not last long for a Saudi bride whose new husband told her "minutes" after their wedding ceremony that the marriage was over, Gulf News reports, citing a local newspaper. His reason? The new bride reportedly refused to get off her cellphone. A relative says that the... More »

For Sale: Seattle's Mystery 'Spite House'

860-square-foot oddity for sale for half a million dollars

(Newser) - From the front, a half-million-dollar home on the Re/Max website looks like a quaint Spanish Revival in the heart of Seattle. Head to the side for a different perspective, and you'll see appearances are deceiving. You're looking at what Yahoo says locals call the "Montlake Spite House,... More »

Americans Are Increasingly Disapproving of Divorce

Catherine Rampell has some thoughts as to why

(Newser) - Americans are getting more liberal about most family-related topics—according to a recent national CDC survey, Americans are increasingly OK with living together before marriage, teen sex before marriage, women having children out of wedlock, same-sex couples adopting children, and other related topics. "But on one crucial measure, they... More »

Pope's New Doc on Family, Marriage: Don't Throw 'Stones'

Pontiff's 'Joy of Love' calls for embrace of the divorced, single parents—but not gay marriage

(Newser) - There's been plenty of talk of "revolution" on the campaign trail this year, and now Pope Francis wants to start his own regarding marriage, divorce, sex, and family life, issuing a major document Friday that addresses these issues while calling for one's conscience, rather than hard-and-fast rules,... More »

Wife: I've Got Bad News for Accused Kalamazoo Shooter

Carole Dalton files for divorce

(Newser) - Mass murder, apparently, was the last straw. The wife of Michigan mass-shooting suspect Jason Dalton has filed for divorce, Michigan Live reports. "There has been a breakdown in the marriage relationship to the extent the objects of matrimony have been destroyed and there remains no reasonable likelihood that the... More »

Phil Collins Back With Ex After $46M Split

He says booze nearly killed him after divorce

(Newser) - Reconciliation is in the air tonight for Phil Collins, who says he has quietly gotten back together with third wife Orianne Cevey eight years after their record-breaking divorce. The 64-year-old star tells Billboard that he hit the bottle hard after the 2008 split and almost died, but he has been... More »

Wife: Husband Secretly Divorced Me 20 Years Ago

Cristina Carta Villa, 59, files suit against her husband

(Newser) - While some marriages end in divorce, this one apparently essentially started with it. New York wife Cristina Carta Villa, 59, claims that husband Gabriel Villa secretly divorced her right after they married 20 years ago in an effort to retain his assets, the New York Post reports. Now she's... More »

Court to NH Couple: You Can't Undo Divorce

They went to state Supreme Court to try to vacate decree

(Newser) - Should those irreconcilable differences suddenly become reconcilable, don't go looking to get un-divorced in New Hampshire. The state's Supreme Court this month upheld a lower court ruling refusing to vacate a couple's 2014 divorce after 24 years of marriage. Terrie Harmon and her ex-husband, Thomas McCarron, argued... More »

Ex-Wife Sends 'Bum' Checks for 'Adult Child Support'

Who says divorce has to be civil?

(Newser) - Love might be a battlefield, but divorce for one New Jersey couple adds a definite element of playground free-for-all: As the Daily Record reports, Francis and Diane Wagner divorced in July 2014, with the latter agreeing to pay the "nonworking" former $186.04 a week for six years in... More »

Startup Bets Up to $10K Your Marriage Will Tank

SwanLuv will pay for wedding—but you pay it back, with interest, if marriage fails

(Newser) - Looking for someone to pay for your nuptials? If you're certain your marriage will last for eternity (or at least until that death clause kicks in), a Seattle startup has some cash for you. SwanLuv will be open for business by February, and it will give eligible couples up... More »

Judge Orders Woman's Embryos With Ex Must Be 'Thawed, Discarded'

Landmark ruling says woman, 46, can't force ex-husband into fatherhood

(Newser) - The frozen embryos that a 46-year-old woman says are her only chance to have children must be destroyed because of a contract she signed years ago, a San Francisco judge has decided. Mimi Lee and then-husband Stephen Findley froze five embryos after she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010.... More »

This Might Be Key Ingredient to a Happy Marriage

Gratitude can disrupt the common demand-withdraw cycle in relationships

(Newser) - The key to a happy and lasting marriage might be as simple as regularly expressing gratitude. So report researchers from the University of Georgia in a new study published in the journal Personal Relationships . After interviewing 468 married individuals on relationship satisfaction, covering everything from communication habits to finances, they... More »

Khloe, Lamar: Nevermind on That Divorce

Kardashian, Odom call off divorce

(Newser) - You may have seen this one coming: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have called off their divorce. Kardashian, who's been by Odom's side since he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel, sent her lawyer before a judge Wednesday, TMZ reports. The lawyer, armed with a document signed... More »

Glenn Close's Marriage Over After 9 Years

Her split with her entrepreneur husband was reportedly amicable

(Newser) - Actress Glenn Close divorced her entrepreneur husband, David Shaw, after nine years of marriage. The Portland Press Herald reports that divorce filings in Maine's Cumberland County cite "irreconcilable marital difference" as the reason for the split, which became official Aug. 18. A spokesperson for Close described the divorce... More »

Judge Won't Divorce Couple Because of Gay Marriage

He says since Supreme Court redefined marriage it now has to define divorce

(Newser) - Two Tennessee residents are being forced to stay married by a judge with an apparent bone to pick over the US Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. The couple filed for divorce in 2014, and last week Judge Jeffrey Atherton refused to grant... More »

Couple's Smiling 'Divorce Selfie' Goes Viral

The reason why is quite touching

(Newser) - Selfies are taken pretty much anywhere these days, and yet the one Chris and Shannon Neuman took last Wednesday actually manages to surprise. It shows the grinning Canadian couple outside Calgary Courts Centre in downtown Calgary, their smiles big enough that their mouths are both agape. What's the seemingly... More »

US Catholics Clash With Vatican Over These 5 'Sins'

Divorce, non-traditional families among them

(Newser) - American Catholics may be fans of Pope Francis—but not necessarily the ideas he represents as head of the Catholic Church. A new Pew Research Center poll of 5,122 adults shows Americans who identify as Catholic are much more accepting and have a very different view on what constitutes... More »

Oddly, Women Are More Likely to End a Marriage

Study shows the same thing doesn't hold for dating relationships

(Newser) - Women are more likely than men to end a marriage—that's something that's already been established. But a new study casts that fact in a rather odd light. Researchers had thought that was the case with divorce because that's the case in general. Not so. "The... More »

Pope Francis: Hey, Ease Up on Remarried Catholics

They should be welcomed by the Catholic Church, he says

(Newser) - A Catholic's second marriage after divorce isn't exactly celebrated by the Vatican. But hey, the Catholic Church isn't going to excommunicate you should you choose to tie the knot a second time. That's the word from Pope Francis himself, who spoke about family values during a... More »

3 Times Ben, Jen Got TMI on Marriage

They kinda made it seem like a drag

(Newser) - So we've collectively gone through the denial stage and skipped right to acceptance on the Jennifer Garner-Ben Affleck divorce news . But maybe we should've seen it coming, based on some of the statements they made about their union during their 10-year marriage. ETOnline.com has compiled some of... More »

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